Decorating your home in preparation for Easter can provide a wonderful setting in which you can contemplate the beauty, strength, and meaning of this most important of all holidays in the annual Christian calendar. Combining the somberness and celebration Easter represents as the season progresses can assist with the anticipation of the concluding celebration on Resurrection Sunday, and provide a festive atmosphere to hold family gatherings and celebratory Easter festivities for family and friends.
Since the early Christian celebrations often revolved around mealtimes, decorating your home for Easter would not be complete without a themed table with a decorative centerpiece. Children in particular will delight in a celebration that includes a hunt for Easter eggs, morning Easter chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and other Easter candy that can be enjoyed by all. Inexpensive Easter themed place setting can be obtained from a local home goods store, and pastel place mats can be placed underneath each place setting. Easter lilies are an essential part of any Easter themed decoration, so placing a vase full of Easter lilies in the center of the table signifies the poignancy of the holiday. Complete the table decoration by placing a selection of Easter candies and chocolate bunnies around the base of the vase, a hint of joys to come on Easter morning.
An Easter egg garland can add just the right festive touch to any home, especially a home where young children are present, as this heightens the anticipation of Easter morning and the egg hunt to come. To begin, obtain two dozen raw eggs and an egg blower (can be found in any crafts store), seam binding, a beading needle, food coloring, adhesive hooks, and satin ribbon. Pierce either end of each egg with the blower, and allow the contents to come out. Rinse, dry, then apply food coloring to dye the eggs. Next, thread a needle with seam binding and draw ribbon through the holes in each egg. Knot the ribbon before the first egg and after the last. Make a bow at each end. Hang the garland over a mirror or doorway using the adhesive hooks.
For homes that contain inside fake or real trees, it can be a fun family project to decorate the tree in the same manner as a Christmas tree is decorated. For this project, you will need two dozen raw eggs, food coloring an egg blower, craft glue, satin ribbon, and string. Pierce the raw eggs at each end, let the contents come out, wash and allow to dry. Apply the food coloring and allow to dry. Next, knot a length of string, apply a few dots of craft glue to one of end of the egg, and glue the knotted end of the string to the egg. Repeat with each egg. When complete, hang eggs on the tree. String colored lights and other decorations as desired. Gently knot pastel satin bows in various colors around the branches. Step back and enjoy your festive Easter Tree.